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Rice Today Vol. 11, No. 3

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International Rice Research Institute

July-September 2012, Vol. 11, No. 3

IRRI researchers' rice IRRI researchers' agronomy challenge agronomy challenge
Q&A with the Father of Hybrid Rice Q&A with the Father of Hybrid Rice Tiny Uruguay yields big Tiny Uruguay yields big Africa's winged enemies Africa's winged enemies NEW NEW fables Rice Rice fables

ISSN 1655-5422

Rice Today July-September 2012

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International Rice Research Institute

July-September 2012, Vol. 11, No. 3

IRRI researchers' rice IRRI researchers' agronomy challenge agronomy challenge
Q&A with the Father of Hybrid Rice Q&A with the Father of Hybrid Rice Tiny Uruguay yields big Tiny Uruguay yields big Africa's winged enemies Africa's winged enemies NEW NEW fables Rice Rice fables

ISSN 1655-5422

Rice Today July-September 2012

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Q&A with the Father of Hybrid RiceTiny Uruguay yields bigAfrica's winged enemiesRice fables
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Rice Today
 
July-September 2012
 
 www.irri.org
International Rice Research Institute
ISSN 1655-5422
 July-September 2012, July-September 2012,Vol. 11, No. 3
Q&A with the Father of Hybrid RiceTiny Uruguay yields bigAfrica's winged enemiesRice fables
IRRI researchers'agronomy challenge
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Rice Today
 
July-September 2012
 
Farm and Trade Inc. is a member of the International Commodity Institute.
 Your trusted broker and advisor 
for international commodities trade.
 
Farm and Trade Inc. is an international buyer and seller of rice with a vestedinterest in uniting sustainable cultivation and research techniques with ethicaltrade decisions. By combining world class analysis from all corners of the
industry, Farm and Trade Inc. is the world’s premier broker of rice.
 
From field to fork, we have you covered.
www.farmandtrade.com +1 (530) 345-4140
 
contents
Vol. 11, No. 3
EDITORIAL ................................................................4
Expanding the world o rice
NEWS .........................................................................6BOOKS AND TRAINING ............................................9RICE TODAY AROUND THE WORLD ......................12WEEDING OUT A RICE IMPOSTOR ........................10
Sri Lanka overcomes many challenges to riceproduction except weedy rice
LESSON PLAN: SAVE WATER .................................13
Water-saving techniques are integrated into collegecurriculums in the Philippines
KNEE-DEEP IN MUD ...............................................16
IRRI’s head o research takes the plunge into the hard,dirty business o growing rice
WHAT’S COOKING? ................................................20
 
Thiebou dieune:
Senegal’s rice and sh dish
URUGUAY: A SMALL COUNTRY, BIG IN RICE........21
The world may take a piece o advice or two rom asmall country whose rice yield is big
GLOBAL WATCH: ASIA AND THE AMERICAS .......26
The Rice Trader’s 6th Rice Americas conerence inMiami is in ocus
COUNTRY HIGHLIGHT: CAMBODIA......................28MAPS .......................................................................30
Rice eels the heat
FROM TIGER SHRIMP TO RICE ...............................32
A prole story rom The Gambia eatures plantbreeder Dr. Baboucarr Manneh
TROUBLE FROM THE SKY ......................................34
One o the Arican armers’ worst enemies attacksthe rice elds like eathered locusts
COSMIC RICE ...........................................................36
Long ago, armers turned to the stars to determinewhen to plant and harvest rice
RICE FABLES............................................................38
Maung Khin buries his treasure (a Myanmar able)
HYBRIDS HEAD FOR THE TROPICS .......................40
Hybrid rice could be important in securing ood,especially in the tropics
Q&A WITH THE FATHER OF HYBRID RICE ............42
 
Rice Today 
interviews Pro. Longping Yuan
RICE FACTS ..............................................................44
Rice sel-sufciency: the renewed mantra o domesticood security
GRAIN OF TRUTH ...................................................46
Will Europe's perspective on GM crops shit?
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Rice Today
 
July-September 2012
cover
Isagani Serrano
publisher
Jeremy Zwinger
associate publisher
Sophie Clayton
 managing editor
V. Subramanian
editors
Lanie Reyes, Aileen Macalintal
contributing writers
Samarendu Mohanty, Andrew Nelson, Alaric Santiaguel,Lovely Merlicel Quipot, Ma. Lizbeth BaroñaEdra, Paula Bianca Ferrer,Ma. Leah BaroñaCruz
Asia editor
Gene Hettel (IRRI)
Arica editor
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Rice Today 
is published by The Rice Trader Inc. (TRT) in association with theInternational Rice Research Institute (IRRI). TRT, or 22 years, has brought subscribers crucial, up-to-the-minute inormationon rice trade through its weekly publication,
The Rice Trader.
Acknowledged asthe only source o condential inormation about the rice market, this weeklysummary o market data analysis has helped both the leading commercial ricecompanies and regional government ocials make inormed decisions, which arecritical in today’s market.IRRI is the world’s leading international rice research and training center. Basedin the Philippines and with oces located in major rice-growing countries, IRRIis an autonomous, nonprot institution ocused on improving the well-being o present and uture generations o rice armers and consumers, particularly thosewith low incomes, while preserving natural resources. It is one o the 15 nonprotinternational research centers that are members o the CGIAR (www.cgiar.org).Responsibility or this publication rests with TRT and IRRI. Designations usedin this publication should not be construed as expressing TRT or IRRI policy oropinion on the legal status o any country, territory, city, or area, or its authorities,or the delimitation o its rontiers or boundaries.
Rice Today 
welcomes comments and suggestions rom readers.
Rice Today 
 assumes no responsibility or loss o or damage to unsolicited submissions, whichshould be accompanied by sucient return postage. The opinions expressed by columnists in
Rice Today 
do not necessarily refectthe views o TRT or IRRI.
International Rice Research Institute 2012
 
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About the cover.
IRRI's head o research tried his hand atplanting rice using the recommended practices and toolso the Institute.
International Rice Research Institute
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